We love playing slots. With their flashing lights and exciting noises, the thrill of the win is always close. And with so many to choose from all the time, whether you’re at a land-based casino or playing online, you’re never short of options.

But how to choose? Well, it often helps to narrow it down by theme.

So, if you know you like branded slots (like the ones on this list) or adventure-themed slots, it’s a great starting point. Then we always recommend that you play for free first, to get a feel for things like its volatility or whether or not you like the graphics. Once you have found one that suits you, you can start playing with real money.

We’ve picked out our favourite branded slots so you can play along with the top characters of the fictional world.

1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Inspired by the 2016 film, this game from Playtech sees these superheroes smash it out alongside Wonder Woman. The graphics are slick, and thanks to an RTP of 95.05% you’ve got a great chance of winning your money back over time.

With four progressive jackpots up for grabs and multiple free spins to snap up, there are plenty of opportunities to win big.

2. The Nutcracker

For anyone feeling festive you can get that Christmas hit all year round with iSoftBet’s Nutcracker slot. There are two free spin features to take advantage of, giving you up to 60 free spins and 10x multipliers, plus wild cards!

And with an RTP of 95.97%, this game could bring you the Christmas joy you crave.

3. Jumanji

What a classic childhood film! So much adventure and now you can live in it as you play in this great game from NetEnt.

Incorporating the dice of the film, you roll them to spin the five reels across 36 paylines. With 10 features available to activate, there’s loads of opportunity to max your original bet and win big.

Be sure to snap up Monkey Mayhems, Sticky Vines, Wild Stampede and Monsoon Wilds for a fun-filled experience. The RTP is quite high too – 96.3% – so you are quite likely to win some cash.

4. The Goonies

Another of our nostalgic gems, step into adventure land with this offering from Blueprint Gaming and reawaken the rich imagination you had as a kid. With five reels, three rows and 20 paylines, bets start super low.

There are six bonus features to hop onto, the graphics are rich and detailed, and with the potential to win 10,000x your original bet, it’s not to be missed. The RTP on this slot is a nice 96%.

5. Jack and the Beanstalk

There’s a different vibe with this slot, stepping into the mischievous world of fairy tales. NetEnt brings you a cracker of a game with exquisite graphics and loads of excitement.

The best thing is that Jack, our hero, can multiply your original wager by 1,000x. We knew we always liked him! There’s a very enticing 97.3% RTP available and free spins galore. Time to chase those magic beans.

6. Jimi Hendrix

This rock legend makes an incredible theme for slots and NetEnt makes brilliant use of his music. But even if you’re not a fan of his beats this is still not a game to pass over.

There are five reels and 20 paylines set against pastel colours and nature backgrounds. You can multiply your initial bet by 30x so it’s a great game to try. The background music is awesome.

If you like the sound of this, you’ll probably enjoy our list of celebrity themed slots too.

7. Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Who doesn’t want to be a millionaire? And with this slot, you might just hit the jackpot. Brought to you by Ash Gaming (now Playtech) its RTP isn’t as exciting as the others on this list, coming in at 91%, but it’s still a fun game to play.

With all the lifelines featured on the TV show like phone-a-friend and 50:50 you’re sure to be swept up like one of the show’s contestants. The graphics are a bit outdated but we like how nostalgic it makes us feel.

8. South Park

Everyone’s favourite cartoon is brought to life by NetEnt. Based around the four iconic and lovable characters, each character brings its own reward. Whether you get Kenny’s bonus game or Stan’s bonus spins, you can play for hours.

There’s plenty to play for, 1,250,000 coins to be exact, and the RTP of 96.7% is pretty exciting too.